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Chewing the Cud: Food and Memory in Deuteronomy

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the book of Deuteronomy there is a close relationship between memory and food. To examine this relationship use is made of the anthropological work by David Sutton, Remembrance of Repasts. The ... More


What About the Canaanites?

Gary A. Anderson

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a significant moral problem raised by the Book of Joshua: Is there any way to justify the Israelites seizing of the land of another people (in this instance the Canaanites)? ... More


Canon and Conquest: The Character of the God of the Hebrew Bible

Christopher Seitz

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Form-Critical and later Canonical Reading taught that texts make sense only when one attends properly to genre and to larger theological patterns in the literature, within which difficult issues like ... More


Introduction: The Basic Thesis and Background

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introduction provides an overview to the comparative study of the Covenant Code and Mesopotamian law, particularly the Laws of Hammurabi. It provides a summary of the argument of the book and ... More


Problematic Biblical Laws: The View from the “Other” Side

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Traditionally, the Deuteronomic laws and the Decalogue are thought to be ethical achievements. However, the values of biblical laws that even supposedly protect women, the poor, the slave, and the ... More


Joshua

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Past scholarship has emphasized the theological character of the book of Joshua, insofar as its historical presentation of Joshua's complete conquest of the land of Israel stands in tension with ... More


Introduction

Mark S. Smith

in The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134803
eISBN:
9780199834655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513480X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first part of this introduction discusses the scope of the study presented in the book, starting by examining the different approaches to divinity that may be taken--regarding it as distinct from ... More


The Religion of Israel

J. Day

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors, and its subject is the religion of Israel. The introduction to the chapter briefly reviews previous work on this subject. The ... More


Ḥērem Ideology and the Politics of Destruction: Josiah's Reform in Deuteronomistic Perspective

Lauren A. S. Monroe

in Josiah's Reform and the Dynamics of Defilement: Israelite Rites of Violence and the Making of a Biblical Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199774166
eISBN:
9780199897377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774166.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the political and theological implications of the biblical war ḥērem and how the idea of ḥērem permeates and shapes the account of Josiah's reform in its final form. Deut 7 and ... More


The Bible

Robert Eisen

in The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751471
eISBN:
9780199894833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751471.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the foundational text of Judaism. The first reading argues that the Bible promotes violence. The key problem is God’s covenant with the Israelites that implies that the ... More


Rabbinic Judaism

Robert Eisen

in The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751471
eISBN:
9780199894833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751471.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first reading of rabbinic Judaism argues that rabbinic texts promote peace. In the wake of failed rebellions against Rome, the rabbis rejected violence. They claimed that these events came about ... More


Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

in The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751471
eISBN:
9780199894833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751471.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores medieval Jewish philosophy by focusing primarily on Maimonides. Maimonides implicitly develops a peaceful reading of Judaism by accentuating a universalism predicated on the ... More


The Origins of Israel: The Current Debate

James K. Hoffmeier

in Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130881
eISBN:
9780199853403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The old consensus regarding Israel's entry into Canaan, as the book of Joshua claims, has been largely abandoned because the archaeological record has not corroborated a literal interpretation and ... More


Medicine, Health, and Catholic Themes

Myles N. Sheehan

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians in health care are surrounded by “professional views” that leave no room for spirit, soul, or God. Christ's healing of the sick is a sign of the inbreaking of the Kingdom of God and of ... More


Holy War in the Bible

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the ancient Near East, war was prosecuted by humans in partnership with their gods, so all wars were in some sense divinely authorized. War in the Hebrew Bible likewise is authorized by the God of ... More


Who Is the Enemy?

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The mortal enemies of Israel become schematized in Rabbinic Judaism into two paradigmatic entities: the seven Canaanite nations and the Amalekites, both of which disappeared from history. The ... More


The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Katell Berthelot, Joseph E. David, and Marc Hirshman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The gift of the land of Israel by God is an essential element in Jewish identity, religiously, and politically. That the gift came at the expense of the local Canaanites has stimulated deep ... More


Holiness and Violence

Alan L. Mittleman

in Does Judaism Condone Violence?: Holiness and Ethics in the Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174235
eISBN:
9780691184326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174235.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how holiness relates to violence, with particular emphasis on biblical, medieval, and contemporary Jewish attempts to justify violence, both in wartime and in peacetime. It ... More


Introduction

Katell Berthelot, Joseph David, and Marc Hirshman

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book emerged from a December 2009 conference organized by the Centre de Recherche Français à Jérusalem, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and the Yad Izhak Ben Zvi Institute for Research on the ... More


“Everything Was Fulfilled” versus “The Land That Yet Remains”: Contrasting Conceptions of the Fulfillment of the Promise in the Book of Joshua

Nili Wazana

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes the book of Joshua, which depicts the fulfillment of the promise of the land, beginning with Joshua's appointment as commander of the conquest and ending with his death after ... More


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